Timelines Important to the History of the Industrial Revolution Industrial Revolution Timeline
Understanding the Industrial Revolution Timeline Industrial Revolution Textile Machinery Timeline


Labor and Labor Unions Important to the History of the Industrial Revolution
History.com: The Labor Movement - Facts and Videos PBS: The Early Labor Movement
Coal Mining in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era Factories in the Industrial Revolution
The Factory Act Samuel Gompers: First President to the American Federation of Labor

Child Labor Important to the History of the Industrial Revolution
History of Child Labor in America Child Labor in the Cotton Mills
Child Labor History Everyday Life in the Industrial Revolution
Child Labor in Factories during the Industrial Revolution Learning Through History News: Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution

A History of Women in the Workplace During the Industrial Revolution Women in the Industrial Revolution
The Plight of Women's Work in the Early Industrial Revolution in England and Wales Women in the Workplace
Sites with Information about the History of the Industrial Revolution

Academic Kids' Encyclopedia : The Industrial Revolution: Complete historical facts

History.com: The Industrial Revolution: Facts and Video

The Industrial Revolution: A complete history

History of The Industrial Revolution: From History World, the story of the Industrial Revolution

How Stuff Works: The Industrial Revolution: Introduction to Industrial Revolution, Effects of the Industrial Revolution, Background, Industrialization of England, Spread of the Industrial Revolution

Important Inventors, Inventions, and Events of the Industrial Revolution: Facts, information, photographs

Industrial Revolution: Timeline, Facts, and Resources

Internet Modern History Sourcebook: The Industrial Revolution

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution: Historical Facts

Industrial Revolution Websites Websites which present information and facts about the Industrial Revolution

The Victorian Web: Politics, social issues, philosophy, religion, science, technology and culture of the Victorian Age


Inventions Important to the History of the Industrial Revolution
The Invention of the Automobile History of Cars and Engines
History of the Automobile Automobile History
The Invention of the Loom  
Edmund Cartwright and the First Power Loom The Power Loom
The Invention of the Railroad
California State Railroad Museum: Railroad History
Central Pacific Railroad Museum: First Transcontinental Railroad Wikipedia: Building the Southern Pacific Railroad
History of the Railroads Union Pacific Railroad History
The Invention of the Steamboat History.com: Steamboats
Steamboat History Steamboat History Timeline
The Invention of the Steam Engine History of the Steam Engine
Kew Bridge Steam Museum How Stuff Works: The Steam Engine
The Invention of the Telegraph
Samuel Morse Telegraph-History
The Invention of the Telephone
Telephone History Invention of the Telephone


Biographies of Inventors Important to the History of Industrial Revolution

Top 10 Significant Industrial Revolution Inventors: Brief facts and information about the inventor and the invention

George Washington Carver Biography
George Washington Carver: Biographical information George Washington Carver
Alexander Graham Bell Biography
Alexander Graham Bell Invents the Telephone Wikipedia: Alexander Graham Bell Biography
John Deere Biography
John Deere History of the Tractor
Rudolph Diesel Biography
Rudolf Diesel History of the Diesel Engine
Thomas Alva Edison Biography Thomas Alva Edison - His life and work
Edison and the Light bulb ThomasEdison.com - Complete facts
History,com: Thomas Edison - Videos, Photos, and Facts Edison's Miracle of Light - from PB S

Edison Muckers: Did you Know that Thomas Edison referred to his researchers as "muckers", and later on they even formed a fraternal organization "Muckers of the Edison Laboratory"! Learn all about Thomas Edison's Inventions at this very informative site.

Cyrus Field Biography
Cyrus Field The Great Transatlantic Cable
Benjamin Franklin Biography
Benjamin Franklin: A Quick Biography Benjamin Franklin -Top 10 Inventions
Robert Fulton Biography
Wikipedia: Robert Fulton Robert Fulton: The First Steamboat
Richard Guest Biography Richard Guest: The Steam Loom 1823
Elias Howe Biography
Elias Howe: The Invention of the Sewing Machine Elias Howe: A biography
Cyrus McCormick Biography
Cyrus Hall McCormick Cyrus McCormick Invents the Reaper
Samuel Morse Biography History.com 6 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse History of the Telegraph
Isaac Singer Biography
Isaac Singer Improves the Sewing Machine PBS: Isaac Merritt Singer
Nicola Tesla Biography The Genius Who Lit the World
Nikola Tesla Nicola Tesla from PBS
James Watt Biography
James Watt - a biography James Watt - Complete Biographical Information
James Watt Invention of the Steam Engine
Eli Whitney Biography History.com The Cotton Gin and Eli Whitney:
Facts and Videos
Eli Whitney Wikipedia Eli Whitney's Cotton Gin

Inventors and Inventions Important to the Industrial Revolution
Inventors and Inventions The National Inventors Hall of Fame

Immigration and Its Importance to the Industrial Revolution

Have Fun with History: Citizenship and Immigration: Packed full of information concerning the diversity of our nation, its principles, and ideals. It also includes concise histories of the founding of our nation, and its development along the way and the legacy of Ellis Island and the immigrants who passed through; FREE streaming videos from Have Fun with History.com.

History of U.S. Immigration Laws

Interesting Facts about U.S. Immigration Video

U.S. Immigration History: Significant Historic Dates in U.S. immigration history; historical facts and information site.


Importance of Angel Island to Immigration Angel Island History
Importance of Asian Immigration to the Industrial Revolution
The Chinese - Journey to America Asian-Americans -Links to Important Asian Immigration Sites

Importance of The English Immigration to the Industrial Revolution The English - Journey to America

Importance of Ellis Island to Immigration
Ellis Island History Welcome to Ellis Island: Its History
Wikipedia: Ellis Island - The History History.com: Ellis Island History Videos

Importance of Irish Immigration to the Industrial Revolution
The Story of Irish Immigration to the United States Irish Immigration - historical facts
The Irish Potato Famine in the United States Irish Immigration : a History

Importance of Japanese Immigration to the Industrial Revolution
Japanese Immigration The Japanese - Journey to America: A History

Importance of Swedish Immigration to the Industrial Revolution
Wikipedia: Swedish Immigration Swedish Immigration - a history
Causes of Swedish Emigration Swedish Immigration to the United States

How Stuff Works: How Immigration Works

Introduction to the How Immigration Works: Facts and information



Industrial Revolution Facts

Interesting Facts about the Industrial Revolution

*The Industrial Revolution started in England around 1733 with the first cotton mill.

*The Industrial Revolution began in America after Samuel Slater, known as the "Father of the Industrial Revolution", brought the textile factory reconstructed a cotton-spinning machine which brought the textile factory.

*The Industrial Revolution began the modernization of America as Items that were once handmade in homes were now beginning to be produced in factories.

*Factories in the United States need cheap labor and began employing children, some as young as the age of 6, and women.

*There were many important inventors and inventions during the Industrial Revolution.

*Women mostly found jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piece work shops, and coal mines during the Industrial Revolution. They also worked in the coal mines. Factory work for women was were often unsanitary and the work dangerous.

American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

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Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

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